Wednesday, January 19, 2011
An informal aside to Councillors
It's all fine and dandy for me to muse until my bum's numb about the lofty goal of changing how people view local government and their place in it. But there's a niggling irony going on here; despite this change having to come from the residents, if their 'dance partner' isn't cooperative, then not only do you potentially get a lousy dance experience, you may well get a pouty sit-down protest, a shut-down of the music, and a turning-off of the lights.
To wit; if elected officials have had 'trying' experiences involving the public (citizen advisory committees, neighbourhood associations and the such), the mere memories of which bring on headaches, then is it possible that politicians just wouldn't be that interested in what I'm proposing, no matter how obligated they might feel to show enthusiasm for it?
Hence this private rumination, now directed to all area Councillors to consider: